The Heartland Team

jesse henry

Jesse Henry

CEO & Founder

Previous lead @ Intersection Capital and Tony Robbins. Jesse is focused on pipeline, technology commercialization, and partnerships.

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Timothy Almond

Chairman & Founder

Expertise in enterprise business development, corporate strategy, positioning and company wide software implementations.

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Joshua David

Head of Marketing

Digital guru with history scaling social media presence into the millions of followers. Josh is a community advocate and digital ninja.

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John Lenga


Former CFO of Crenlo, a manufacturer of heavy equipment. Former CEO of Autoneum, leading a $650M operation & $350M joint venture board.

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Jeff Lumetta


Previous Chief Technology Officer of Jabil Manufacturing, leading over 5,000 engineers around the world.

Eric Austermann


Previous Head of Sustainability at Jabil Manufacturing, overseeing the integration of ESG related operations.

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Robby Dameron

Head of Sales

Extensive experience managing diverse sales teams and selling clients enterprise products and services with multi-million dollar quotas.


Markus Von Graf

Special Projects

Software and hardware specialist with a background in chemistry, providing a unique skill set to steer special projects.

tim chiles

Tim Chiles

Business Development

30+ years experience in manufacturing & farming. Tim will be working to expand product sales and farming team members.

Heartland Senior Advisors

Heartland has a team of scientists, engineers, and technologists working along side our executive team and advisors to fulfill our commitment to sustainable innovation. We are bringing together the greatest minds from across industries to create bio-based solutions that will impact market sectors across the world.

mark kramer

Mark Kramer


Former CEO of Laird Plastics and Current President Emeritus of North American Plastics, the global leader in plastic distribution.

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Deborah Labelle

Community Relations

Managing Partner at a Law Firm in Ann Arbor, specializing in civil law and community relations in the Detroit area.

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Karl Wagner

Global Security

CEO of Eastern Sky Technologies, a global risk consultancy. Former Senior Director at Tesla and the Central Intelligence Agency.

andrew bishop

Andrew Bishop

Systems Engineering

Principal Engineer for Ag Processing Solutions. He has designed countless large scale agricultural processing facilities.

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Dan Swiger

Natural Rubber

20+ years experience combining genetic breeding and chemical process engineering for the global production of natural rubber.


Gerald Francese


Senior Partner at Locke Lord, a NY Law Firm, specializing in corporate law, securities law, and fund formation.

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Willy Vlasic


A Michigan native with business relationships and holdings in dozens of markets. Willy has done extensive work with charities in the area.

Bob Dameron

Bob Dameron

Building Materials

Founder of RockBridge, managed over $100M in commercial build outs for processing & manufacturing over the last decade.

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Sean Colopy


Sean cultivates relationships across industries to augment sales, product development, and strategic initiatives.

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Tina Sullivan

Public Relations

Partner at FRANCO, a Detroit based Public Relations Firm, specializing in auto manufacturing and construction relations.

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Gus Rosenia

Chief Science Officer

Head of Pharmaceutical research at U of M, 20+ years specializing in transport properties of drugs and chemicals inside cells.

dan collins

Dan Collins

Apparel & Fibers

30+ Years experience working with the largest apparel companies on earth, designing & selling different SKUs.

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